The COVID-19 vaccine is providing many employers with the hope that things may soon return to normal—or as normal as can be considering a year-plus long pandemic. The vaccine certainly provides a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, but there are few things employers should consider while planning how to best protect their employees.
House Bill 6513 (HB 6513), An Act Mitigating Adverse Tax Consequences Resulting From Employees Working Remotely During Covid-19, and Concerning The Removal Of Liens On The Property Of Public Assistance Beneficiaries And Three-Tiered Grants In Lieu Of Taxes Program, passed the House today and is expected to pass the Senate later this week or early next week.
In an effort to ensure that Connecticut continues taking the most equitable and efficient approach to quickly administering the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people as possible, Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the state will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility to the vaccine, explaining that other previously considered scenarios proved overly complex and confusing, would potentially exacerbate inequities in vaccine distribution, and slow down the process of providing it to Connecticut residents.
Gov. Ned Lamont ignored advice from one of his vaccine subcommittees and will continue the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine based largely on age with the exception of educators.
For some municipal leaders, the state legislature’s 2015 promise to send hundreds of millions of dollars in sales tax revenue to cities and towns is one of the worst examples of fiscal bait-and-switch in Connecticut politics.
Connecticut will allow for weddings and other social events with up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 outdoors as of March 19, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday.
Gov. Ned Lamont and the legislature’s Finance Committee are trying to shield thousands of residents with out-of-state employers from double taxation while Connecticut and its neighbors battle over fiscal policy in court.
The legislature’s Finance Committee raised separate bills Wednesday that would cap municipal property tax hikes and potentially launch a second battle with Gov. Ned Lamont over control of Connecticut’s credit card.
This budget address is for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
Throughout the pandemic, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has actively advocated for legislation to (a) provide taxpayers relief from inconsistent state and local income tax and withholding rules impacting employees and employers, and (b) create a uniform national standard to simplify and enhance compliance with various state and local tax laws, thereby reducing these burdens.
Connecticut is now booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments for residents aged 65 to 74.
In what is believed to be a first in the country, Vernon officials have a made a deal with Uber to bring people to vaccine clinics.
Gov. Ned Lamont informed legislative leaders Monday he will extend from Feb. 9 until April 20 the public health and civil preparedness emergency that gives him sweeping powers to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connecticut’s tax fairness debate took another leap forward recently when the Senate’s highest-ranking Democrat proposed new taxes on high-value homes and on the capital gains of the state’s highest earners.
Fewer than half of the state’s 100,000 businesses have registered with the state as part of the Paid Family Medical Leave program. Some 40,000 Connecticut businesses have registered with the state to withhold half of a percent from employee wages to pay up to 12 weeks of paid family leave benefits starting in 2022.
The Democratic co-chairs of the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee skipped the masks, but they undeniably were socially distant. Rep. Robyn Porter ran the meeting from her dining room table in New Haven. Sen. Julie Kushner participated from her den in Danbury.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday ruled out “broad-based” tax increases, telling business leaders that higher taxes over the past 30 years have failed to solve Connecticut’s problems.
While the rosy revenue projections have drawn a lot of attention recently, another factor — savings — is pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into Connecticut’s coffers.
Gov. Ned Lamont will co-chair a National Governors Association task force on pandemic and disaster response, an appointment made by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the NGA chair and a close collaborator in crafting a regional response to COVID-19.
New Hampshire is challenging a Massachusetts measure that continues to tax nonresidents that formerly commuted to work in the Bay State, but now work from home because of the pandemic.